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AACC to Host November 5 Webinar for Appalachian Community Colleges on Registered Apprenticeship Program Funding

November 2014


On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) will hold the first of two webinars to provide information to Appalachian community colleges on the U.S. Department of Labor's Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC) initiative and anticipated upcoming funding opportunities for Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Administered by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, the RACC is a national network of postsecondary institutions, employers, unions, and associations working to create opportunities for Registered Apprenticeship program graduates to further enhance their skills by completing an associate's or bachelor's degree. The Department of Labor is expected to make up to $100 million available to support Registered Apprenticeship programs.

With recent grant support from ARC, AACC is working to assist Appalachian community colleges in creating apprenticeship programs that help lead to workforce and economic development opportunities. Representatives from AACC, ARC, and the Department of Labor will participate in the November 5 webinar. After expected funding opportunities are announced by the Department of Labor, AACC will hold a second webinar to support Appalachian colleges in the funding application process. Through AACC, ARC will make available funding assistance to help defray application development expenses.

The November 5 webinar will begin at 2:00 p.m. EST. Participants may participate in the webinar either online or via phone.

Online Participation: Register for the webinar at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar online on November 5. Please log in 15 minutes prior to the webinar to ensure your computer loads the presentations.

System Requirements
PC: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 Server
Mac: Mac OSX 10.6 or newer
Mobile: iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet

Phone Participation: If you do not want to join in the webinar online, you can download the webinar handout (PDF: 250 KB) and follow along via phone using the call-in number: +1 (914) 339-0029, access code 723-877-523. You will not need a pin number to join the webinar. Please follow the instructions when you dial in to mute sound from your line. Note: This is not a toll-free call.

Additional Resources
Full recording of November 5 webinar
U.S. Department of Labor RACC information (PDF: 1 KB)